Jennifer Roberts, PhD

2004 Hertz Fellow
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Jennifer Roberts is the Director, Resilient Systems, at ARPA-H.

Roberts joined ARPA-H in February 2023 from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she was the assistant director of Health Technologies. She has a broad background in both engineering and computer science and has overseen research programs and strategy development on topics such as cyber security, healthcare data interoperability, artificial intelligence for synthetic biology, and information integrity.

Before joining the White House, Roberts worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as deputy director of the Information Innovation Office. During this time, she received the prestigious Superior Public Service Medal for her contributions to the fields of artificial intelligence and cyber security.

Roberts has a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, which she attended as both a National Science Foundation and Hertz Foundation Fellow.

Graduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science
Use-Driven Concept Formation

Undergraduate Studies

University of Maryland

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Innovation Hour
At the July 2023 Innovation Hour, Hertz Fellow Jennifer Roberts, Director of Resilient Systems at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), will discuss the agency’s efforts to advance biomedical and health research that cannot be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity.